Abstract Submittal

Call for Presenters


'Interrupting Intergenerational Domestic Violence'

Conference description:
The aim of our combined DV Solutions Conference is to explore ways to interrupt intergenerational domestic violence with trauma-informed practices in advocacy and treatment modalities. The only way we can holistically tackle this community problem is to provide innovative evidence-based services for the offender, for the victim, and for the children affected by trauma.


Presentations may focus on a variety of issues that pertain to the theme of the conference and which demonstrate a link to the overall topics as outlined above. Areas of interest for this event include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy
  • Survivors in the shadows: Children & Men survivors (how to serve/engage them in services)
  • Engaging young men in ending DV
  • How to empower & encourage resilience for children exposed & experiencing trauma
  • Resiliency - how to build capacity in the face of secondary trauma and scarcity
  • The intersection of Suicide and IPV
  • Promising prevention/intervention strategies
  • The intersection of IPV &Homelessness


All workshop sessions will be 90 minutes in length. We encourage you to employ a presentation format that engages your colleagues in discussion and learning. Workshops may follow one of the following formats, or you may submit a proposal with an alternative format.

Facilitated Content: Presenters act as content leaders, presenting short segments of content and then leading engaging activities, group discussion and participant reflections on how to apply their new knowledge to practice.

Panel Discussion: Includes two to three presenters who represent multiple institutions and/or perspectives on the same issue. Presenters create an engaging moderated discussion with dialogue, storytelling, case studies and lessons learned to help participants apply concepts.


Important Dates
Open call: April 1, 2019
Deadline to submit proposal: June 30, 2019
Decisions made by: Mid-July

Submission Questions
Successful submissions will have innovative topics with presentations focused on creating interactive learning environments. During the submission process you will be asked to prepare the following:

  • Session title
  • Abstract, a summary of your presentation containing the primary learning objective (1,600 character limit)
  • Your presentation's top three learning objectives
  • Short biography for each speaker involved in a presentation

Workshop Selection Process
Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the Conference planning committee and other experts in the field. The committee will give priority to proposals that:

  • Have a clearly stated purpose and learning objectives.
  • Demonstrate relevance and impact on DV/IPV
  • Provide participants with strategies, information and lessons learned that can be applied to practice.
  • Highlight innovations in the field and enhance program quality.
  • Are interactive, apply adult learning strategies and engage audience members.

Workshop applicants will receive an email notifying them of the status of their proposal by mid- August.

For Trauma Informed Endorsement

A training or presentation should address BOTH of the following:
  1. Must be applicable to the experience of trauma for adult or children survivors of domestic violence, AND
  2. Address the material according to evidence-based principles as described in "SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for Trauma-Informed Approach" This includes the six key principles of a trauma-informed approach: Safety; Trustworthiness and Transparency; Peer Support; Collaboration and Mutuality; Empowerment, Voice, and Choice and Cultural, Historical and Gender Issues.

These aspects should be referred to in the presentation proposal that you submit.

A presenter should meet the following criteria: Licensed Mental Health Therapist, or other professional with demonstrable expertise in relevant area based on education and/or experience.

Workshop Requirements and Policies

  • We request that selected presenters provide a picture for engagement and promotional purposes by August 1st.
  • Presenters are requested to provide a copy of any powerpoint slides by September 1st. These will be uploaded to the DV conference website along with any other materials a presenter wishes the audience to have access to via the website. The conference does not print handouts on behalf of the presenters.
  • Presenters will be required to complete registration to receive a 50% entry to the conference. In the event that multiple speakers are presenting the same session, each additional speaker will be eligible to attend for half price. *The code will be given when abstract is completed & approved.

If you have any questions on the above please contact Amber Anderson at amber.anderson@usu.edu or 435-797-0462